The Adventures Of Robinson Playfellow; A Young French Marine

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byRobinson Playfellow

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. ALMOST DROWNED AGAIN--AN AIRY HAMMOCK--HUNTING A MURUCUTUTU. Y first care was to take out, one by one, all my things,--guns, clothes, ammunition, and fishing-tackle, and carry them to the tree on which I had hoisted my flag of distress. The trunk which had saved me from drowning was scarcely more than a foot above water, and every now and then a high wave would sweep over it from end to end; the other, on the contrary, was not only stronger, but had great roots standing up out of the water like branches, so that I had a drying ground ready to hand. When each article was hung up, I perched myself again on the topmost branch, to make another search for land; but the result was just as before. I could see nothing all round but water, and in the distance flocks of sea-gulls flying along. As far as the eye could reach, the waves were strewed with dead trees, like the spars and splinters of a ship on the sea-shore; and their lofty branches or long knotted roots rose high above the surface. This proved to me that the sandbank I was on must extend an immense distance, perhaps even to the mainland. But on which side was land? This was what I was trying to discover. I could discern no coast, however, look where I would; and before long my sight grew so dim with the intense straining beneath a tropical sun, that I saw nothing but black spots dancing before me on the waves. I gave up the useless attempt, for it was mere waste of sight and brain; and seating myself on a root a little above my drying-ground, I began to think matters calmly over as I gazed quietly at the horizon. By degrees my geographical position became clearer to me. I had fallen into the sea not long after land had been sighted. Evidently, then, I must be on some shallow along the Guianas...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. ALMOST DROWNED AGAIN--AN AIRY HAMMOCK--HUNTING A MURUCUTUTU. Y first care was to take out, one by one, all my thing...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021706258X

ISBN - 13:9780217062589

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